City administration announces recommendations for tourism and public health organizations to receive assistance from ARPA – WOWO 1190 AM

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (News Release) – Mayor Tom Henry’s administration announced today that several organizations have been recommended for assistance through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that have been allocated to the City of Ft. Wayne.

The recommendations are the result of a thorough review of applications submitted earlier this year. The list of suggested recipients will be presented through a resolution at the Tuesday, October 25, City Council meeting, with discussion and possible approvals to come at subsequent meetings.

Recommended recipients for the Tourism Sub-Grant Program:
-Artlink; $53,075
-United Arts; $100,000

-Foundation of the Embassy Theatre; $100,000
-Fort Wayne Municipal Theater; $53,075
-Fort Wayne Dance Collective; $42,500
-Fort Wayne History Center; $46,800
-Fort Wayne Art Museum; $53,075
-Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra; $53,075
-Fort Wayne Zoological Society dba Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo; $97,942.13
– Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana; $53,075
– Headwaters Park Alliance; $40,000
-Heartland sings; $53,075
-Historic Fort Wayne; $53,075
-Johnny Appleseed Festival; $48,153
– Science Center; $100,000
-Visit Fort Wayne; $53,075

Recommended recipients for the Public Health Sub-Grant Program:
-Alcohol Abuse Deterrence Program Inc; $100,000

-Amani family services; $100,000

– Collaborative for children’s health; $75,000

-Carrefour Child and Family Services; $100,000

-Fort Wayne Children and Family Services, Inc; $75,000

– Convenient Indiana Services, Inc; $25,000

-Healthier mothers and babies; $100,000

-Department of Dental Education at Indiana University at Fort Wayne; $75,000

-National Kidney Foundation of Indiana; $100,000

– Neighborhood health clinic; $100,000

-SCAN, Inc.; $100,000

-Stillwater Hospice; $75,000

-Lighthouse; $100,000

– Whitington Homes & Services; $90,000

In the near future, the city government will announce recommendations for sub-grant recipients in the small business and nonprofit sectors.

The City of Fort Wayne received $50.8 million in ARPA funds. Of this total, $5.35 million was allocated to grant opportunities for the four sub-grant programs.

The City of Fort Wayne’s comprehensive ARPA/state and local fiscal stimulus fund plan was developed with input from the city administration, city government division and department heads, city council, and members of the community. The City of Fort Wayne engaged Crowe as a consultant to provide professional expertise and lead the preparation of the plan.

Like many municipalities across the country, city leaders have been deliberate and thoughtful about this process to meet federal rules and eligibility criteria while providing the opportunity to meet Fort Wayne’s greatest needs by using areas of interest.

Eligible uses:
* To make necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure

* To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses and non-profit organizations, or assistance to affected industries such as tourism, travel and the hotel industry

*For the provision of government services to the extent of reduced revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency compared to revenue collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency

Areas of intervention :
* Building Strong and Healthy Communities – $13 million – Improving the mental and physical health of the Fort Wayne community and its residents

* Strengthening Neighborhoods – $18.2 million – Investing in vital infrastructure to support our community and help it thrive

*Revitalize Our City – $6.3 million – Supporting efforts to raise the profile of the community and stimulate the local economy

* Securing Resilient Municipal Operations – $13.3 million – Ensuring continuity and fostering excellence in the delivery of government services to achieve maximum benefits for residents

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